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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 18, 2019 Web Link to South Dakota state news
CONTACT: Ruth Raveling, South Dakota Department of Education, (605) 773-2593, ruth.raveling@state.sd.usEmail Link

State Library Recognizes 21st Century School Libraries

PIERRE, S.D. — Thirteen school libraries have received the 21st Century School Library Award for 2019. The 21st Century School Library Award recognizes school libraries as Effective, Enhanced or Exemplary, based on performance in three areas: place, which refers to the learning environment (both physical and online), programming and the professional.

Applicants conduct a self-assessment and provide evidence of their ability to meet South Dakota's guidelines for school libraries. Award status is valid for a three-year period.

Representatives of the selected libraries will be honored at the annual Systems Change Conference in October in Oacoma.

Exemplary Award recipients:

  • Aberdeen Central High School Library, Aberdeen; Librarian Mikayla Arechigo, Administrator Dr. Jason Uttermark
  • Alcester-Hudson Elementary School Library, Alcester; Librarian Nola Conner, Administrator Tim Rhead
  • Alcester-Hudson Jr/High School Library, Alcester; Librarian Nola Conner, Administrator LeeAnn Hasich
  • Creekside Elementary School Library, Spearfish; Librarian Sheleen Bauer, Administrator Dan Olson
  • Georgia Morse Middle School Library, Pierre; Librarian Renae Lehman, Administrators Dr. Kyley Cumbow and Brandon Lowery
  • Harrisburg High School Library, Harrisburg; Librarian Eve Langerock, Administrator Ryan Rollinger
  • Stagebarn Middle School Library, Piedmont; Librarian Scottie Bruch, Administrator Dave Olson
  • Sturgis Middle School Library, Sturgis; Librarian Scottie Bruch, Administrator Chad Hedderman

Enhanced Award recipients:

  • Dakota Valley Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School Libraries, Dakota Valley; Librarian Erin Nilges, Administrators Harlan Halverson, Eric Sommervold, and Dr. Jerry Rasmussen
  • Lennox Jr/High School Library, Lennox; Librarian Michael Larson, Administrator Chad Allison
  • R.F. Pettigrew Elementary School Library, Sioux Falls; Librarian Nicole Ulvestad, Administrator Kevin Dick
  • Sonia Sotomayor Elementary School Library, Sioux Falls; Librarian Jenni Egstad, Administrator Tracy Vik
  • Sturgis Brown High School Library, Sturgis; Librarian Scottie Bruch, Administrator Pete Wilson

Find more information on the State Library's 21st Century School Library Award webpage.

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